Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Medico-Legal Cases- Different Perspectives From Around the World

Kamil Hakan Dogan

Selçuk University

A dynamic forensic scientist and researcher with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, awarded from the Selçuk University. Dr. Dogan is the editor of five books and has published over 200 articles in refereed journals, chapters in textbooks, and abstracts in scientific meetings, with over 900 citations, and is a member of the Association of Forensic Medicine Experts.


Forensics Criminology Blunt Trauma Gunshot Injury Fracture Drugs Alcohol Intoxication Narcotics Criminal Behavior Assault Victim Child Sexual Abuse

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Thousands of people are injured, poisoned, and raped every day in the world. Blunt traumas, sharp object injuries, gunshot wounds, and burns are the main types of injuries. When damage occurs to the human body due to these and similar reasons, physicians should consider these cases as medico-legal cases. In such a case, the police and prosecutors will get involved. In addition, if it is claimed that the medical procedure applied by the physician is wrong, the judicial authorities will be involved in the case. The aim is to give the necessary punishment to the person if there is damage to the human body as a result of an intentional or faulty action by anyone. In different countries of the world, there are different laws regarding such phenomena. However, what is common is that the reports prepared by physicians in such cases bear scientific standards. This book will try to convey up-to-date information about the facts that cause harm to the human body and concern the judicial authorities.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 26th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 24th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 23rd 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

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Review results due: October 11th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 10th 2022

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About the editor

Kamil Hakan Dogan

Selçuk University

Kamil Hakan Dogan MD, PhD is a Full Professor and Chair in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. Dr. Dogan received his MD from Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine in 2000. After his extensive research in the forensic medicine field, he received his PhD in Biochemistry in 2012. He gives lectures on Forensic Medicine and Medical Ethics to medical students as well as students of the dentistry and law faculties. He is the editor of five books and Bulletin of Legal Medicine, a reviewer for several international journals and he has published over 200 articles in refereed journals, chapters in textbooks and abstracts in scientific meetings. His publications have been cited more than 900 times.

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